WolfieToons by Dave Wolfe

WolfieToons by Dave Wolfe

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Spanking 'Toons by Flowers!

If the name Don Flowers is unfamiliar to you, allow me to introduce you to some of the finest, funniest, and sexiest cartoon work to ever grace a page.

(Nice Star Placement, eh?)

Mom's got polka dots, I bet.

Wotta klutz.  But, say, what a coincidence!  There's a bride's bottom featured in the current WolfieToon at  "DISCIPLINE & DESIRE,"  too-- only unclad!! 

Back to Don's cuties: 

Don's work appeared in newspapers for over forty years.  Beginning with "Puffy Pig" and "Oh, Diana!" in the thirties, he began a single-panel cartoon featuring funny, fab females called "Modest Maidens" for the Associated Press, which became such a hit that W.R. Hearst stole him away, doubling his salary and renaming his cartoon "Glamour Girls" for King Features Syndicate.  

Hm, I was unjustly accused once.

Only the technology changes.

Don and his comic strip both ended in 1968.  He died of emphysema from years of smoking, and newspapers had been dropping "Glamour Girls" as the 60's became more turbulent.  

At its peak, "Glamour Girls" ran in nearly 300 papers.  His stepson, Don Flowers, Jr., says his dad would amass a bunch of gags and then head to the drawing board, where he could do as many as a week's worth of panels in a single day.  The younger Don says his dad "never struggled, he never got frustrated, and he never said, 'I can't get this part right.'  He always knew where he wanted a line to go."

(That, by the way, is the exact opposite of the Wolfie Experience.)

Don in his studio.  

These examples have come from a collection called The Glamour Girls of Don Flowers by Alex Chun and Jacob Covey.  I recommend it!   

On the Interweb, I found a "Glamour Girls" Sunday page (I think the date at the top says "1949") in which one of the gags is very much like something Endart or NIK ZULA or Dave Wolfe might've come up with.  That Wolfie character may even steal it yet.  

I saved that a long time ago and forgot to note the source,  If you were the individual who photographed this in the wee hours, please let me give you credit and thanks!   Now, this is the best I can clear up the spanking for you.  The gag line reads, "Twenty-two, Twenty-three-- You thought I'd forgotten your birthday, didn't you?-- Twenty-four--!"

And now the climax:  a Don Flowers cartoon from the 60's that was sold on E-Bay recently.

Pop might be taking himself too seriously but you'll notice Mom isn't really interfering! 

I don't know if there were other spankings in the twenty years or so of  "Glamour Girls," but if so, they;ll eventually crop up!  Hope you enjoyed all of these!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Don't Kill The Cook, Kiss The Piano Player

This may be a WolfieBlog Summer Rerun;  but if so, there's somebody hasn't seen it, so here's a "DISCIPLINE & DESIRE" cartoon from six hot summers ago:

The original lines, by the way, were:

 "You gave Uncle Albert a heart attack!"  

"I'm so sorry, Uncle Albert!"

But the Powers That Be said we hadda change it because that implied something incestuous.

Anyway, I thought it would be a good way to beak in the season here!